DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/30/2005 Duedate: 09/12/2005 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-467 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS LURLINE GRACE WANDERERS (329) (41-4164) [14-8-0,107] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader LURLINE GRACE 5 GOT PICKED WANDERERS (329) 072905R (381) (41-4164) [14-8-0,107] (41-4199) [2-0-0,27] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite FLUTTERLEE PARNIAN WANDERERS (329) WANDERERS (329) (41-4153) [16-12-0,82] (41-4138) [12-19-1,70] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM WANDERERS (329) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. INQUISITION SL6 (382) 10 2. WANDERERS (329) 8 OLD SCHOOL (368) 3. 072905R (381) 8 Unchartered Team 4. 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) 0 5. OLD SCHOOL (368) -9 072905R (381) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2*072905R (381) 2 0 0 100 1/ 2 WANDERERS (329) 8 6 0 2- 1*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) 2 0 0 100 2/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (368) 3 6 0 3/ 4 OLD SCHOOL (368) 77 74 2 51.0 3/ 5*072905R (381) 2 0 0 4/ 6*INQUISITION SL6 (382) 1 1 0 50.0 4- 4*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) 1 0 0 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329) 371 429 9 46.4 5/ 6*INQUISITION SL6 (382) 1 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Storm Season #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Kati-Tei: "Feels kinda funny to be doing this," Kurilo Descchan said. The Ambitious Guard fiddled with one of the buckles holding his armor. "What, fighting monsters? I can well believe it's a strange experience for a Delarquan," Spymaster Artor began. "No, monsters we got down south, and we fight 'em." The Guard shrugged. "It's the 'defending Kati-Tei' part that feels strange. It isn't what I was brought up to." The Spymaster's lip curled. "So you're saying we can't depend on you to stand by us? Typical Delarquan! We should--" "We should shut up and take the allies we've got," Hodag cut in. The Black Orc bared his fangs at Artor in what might have been a smile. Or maybe not. "That's what I was about to say. That I've, well, had my eyes opened, so to speak. I see now that we've all got to stick together against the REAL enemy," Kurilo said. "The Karnhorns," Ziffrin Sheel hissed. The Mercenary was a Veteran of many skirmishes against the eastern nation, and he had never had a good thing to say about them. He spat over the side of their ship. "May the Vulture-worshippers live forever in Hell." Hodag glanced at the Mercenary, considered the impossibility of arguing with such a pigheaded attitude, and kept silent. Orcs had just as hard a time in the Karnhorn lands as Aruaki did, but he hoped he was smart enough to tell the difference between human perversity (to which orcs were equally subject) and the summoning of demons (which, it was true, some orcs also did). No one should be allowed to get away with demons. "There she blows!" Kurilo said. He blushed. She was blowing literally, a distinctly female demon with the head of a snake and the wings of...something winged, hard to tell. And she was blowing or otherwise stirring up a gale by beating her wings, and lashing the surface of the lake to foam. Should foam be black, though? Before he could mention this, the rim of foam racing toward them reached the ship on which they stood. Which burst into flame. SPY REPORT Hail KATI-TEI! Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your deeds. It seems the training can make the difference, as OLD SCHOOL is pushed out of top team by WANDERERS, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn. And let's see, THE SHOCKER fought SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER and gained 10 points and contributed to INQUISITION SL6's 1-0-0. SATURN has lost to NOBLE ASSASSIN, falling 14 points, while helping make WANDERERS a 3-2-0 turn. And not without some honor, LURLINE GRACE now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of KATI-TEI. By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Dripping Blade? He who challenges well, fights well. He who avoids without cause, shall lose for good reasons. My mama told me that one. 072905R has cause to stand tall, as they were KATI-TEI's most avoided team. A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. And avoiding 072905R more than any other team we find INQUISITION SL6. KATI-TEI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing? Well, sports fans, take notice that WHEREFOUR WILLY from WANDERERS was KATI-TEI's most challenged warrior this turn. A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once. Wise men know this to be true. A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over. Consider well. Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the sweetest. Well, I'm burning daylight here in KATI-TEI and I've a long road ahead of me. Happy Trails. Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LURLINE GRACE 4164 14 8 0 107 WANDERERS (329) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 12 6 0 95 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FLUTTERLEE 4153 16 12 0 82 WANDERERS (329) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SATURN 3990 12 37 0 73 WANDERERS (329) PARNIAN 4138 12 19 1 70 WANDERERS (329) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 12 9 0 51 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME 5 GOT PICKED 4199 2 0 0 27 072905R (381) -APOLLO XI 4168 2 0 0 26 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE SHOCKER 4206 1 1 0 19 INQUISITION SL6 (382) WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207 1 1 0 4 WANDERERS (329) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? ARRIVIDERCI! 4208 0 1 0 OLD SCHOOL 368 SPYMASTER 22 467 NONE PERSONAL ADS Spocka the Hutt -- (recoiling) Surely you don't think *I* want to be the Duel2Dudette! I'd have to write a column (Leeta is such a slave-driver), and I have NOTHING to say. -- Lurline Grace P.S. And I don't have anything to WEAR for such an event, either. I'd need a whole new outfit. Hmmm.... Nobody said I would encounter a DWARF practicing Kung-Zod, or whatever they call it. I wasn't ready for that. -- Flutterlee I am amazed at the continuing supply of Virginal Concubines here. They don't last long, you know. -- Saturn P.S. After a while, they become Venomous. Cuddly Kahlua -- If you think I'm going to cuddle up to you, think again. -- Parnian Surely it is unreasonable to expect ME to put up with this "shiftyeyed volunteer"! He's low and rude and untrustworthy. -- Wherefour Willy 4 August 2005 Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!! ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce! Where: Dullens (DM13) When: October 8th, 2005 The Rules: Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest. All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If They Live. The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted. Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In. Dead Warriors May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!! All Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In. Scoring: 1 Point For Each Win. 1 Point For Each Kill. -1 Point For Each Loss. -1 Point For Each Death. Categories: Ultimate Style Master: Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points. Top Team: Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. Top Warrior: Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. MVP Team: Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. MVP Warrior: Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. Style Master: Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The Contest. Warrior Top 11: Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest. Iron Manager: Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre Turns). ***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron Manager Awards Starting At 6. Prizes: Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior: +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge. MVP Team And MVP Warrior: 20 Rollups. Style Master: +1 To Bonus. Warrior Top 11: Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. Iron Manager: +1 To Bonus. Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark Arena On Turn 1. Disclaimer: All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS ARRIVIDERCI! was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. SPOCKA THE HUTT lost to LURLINE GRACE in a 2 minute expert's Title battle. SATURN was savagely defeated by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 5 minute uneven fight. FLUTTERLEE overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight. PARNIAN bested CUDDLY KAHLUA in a 2 minute gory expert's brawl. THE SHOCKER devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched match. 5 GOT PICKED overpowered WHEREFOUR WILLY in a 1 minute uneven melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 2 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 12 - 4 - 0 75 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 WALL OF STEEL 4 - 2 - 0 67 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 AIMED BLOW 4 - 2 - 0 67 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 8 - 6 - 1 57 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 13 - 12 - 0 52 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 TOTAL PARRY 14 - 14 - 0 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 5 - 0 50 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 467 was great if you Not so great if you used The fighting styles of the used the fighting styles: the fighting styles: top eleven warriors are: AIMED BLOW 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW TOTAL PARRY 0 - 2 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE WALL OF STEEL 0 - 2 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-RIPOSTE LURLINE GRACE 4164 14 8 0 107 WANDERERS (329) SLASHING ATTACK SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 12 6 0 95 OLD SCHOOL (368) STRIKING ATTACK FLUTTERLEE 4153 16 12 0 82 WANDERERS (329) TOTAL PARRY CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 12 9 0 51 OLD SCHOOL (368) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is FLUTTERLEE 4153. The most popular warrior this turn was PARNIAN 4138. The ten other most popular fighters were SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137, LURLINE GRACE 4164, THE SHOCKER 4206, SATURN 3990, FLUTTERLEE 4153, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, ARRIVIDERCI! 4208, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207. The other ten least popular fighters were ARRIVIDERCI! 4208, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, FLUTTERLEE 4153, SATURN 3990, THE SHOCKER 4206, LURLINE GRACE 4164, SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137, PARNIAN 4138, and 0.